Take control of your professional reputation online - tip #3
Welcome to our series of tips to help put you in control of your professional reputation online. This is becoming increasingly important as we use professional and social networking sites more and more to conduct business and look for employment opportunities onthe Internet. You can catch up on tips 1 and 2 here.
3. Brag about yourself
Let’s be honest, not many other people will. So take a proactive approach and put yourself in a glowing light at every opportunity. This includes posting your achievements, contributing your ideas and opinions to forums, groups and in your networks, take the opportunity to guest blog about things you’re an expert on and answer comments or respond to questions about you, your company or the industry you’re involved in.
You may even want to register a website or blog in your name and add your bio, update it with content regularly, and link in your other profile sites. When you contribute to other sites you should drop in a link back to your site.
By creating as much content as you can easily dominate the top search engine traffic for you and ensure it shines in a positive way.
What do you do to build your reputation and stay in control of your identity online? Please let us know in the comments section below.